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The construction of a CO2 pipeline would enable industry to “survive in the future”



Fargo, North Dakota – A North Dakota leader in the coal business is closely monitoring legislation that may have an impact on a CO2 pipeline project that is slated to run through five states.

“Some of them are, you can live with and there are others that have the risk to completely shut down the plans we’ve been making for the past ten years,” said Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer.

Bohrer claims that if built, the Summit Carbon Solutions CO2 pipeline project would enable the coal sector to “survive in the future.” The use of eminent domain by firms involved in such projects is restricted or even prohibited under Senate Bills 2209 and 2212.

Bohrer also claims to be in favor of legislation that would offer tax breaks for the establishment of a “critical mineral firm” in North Dakota that would produce rare earth elements.